National Political Project Manager
Location: Washington, DC
Application Deadline: Rolling
Desired Start Date: September 2019
Bernie 2020 is seeking a highly motivated, outgoing and organized Project Manager within our National Political Program. The role of the Project Manager is to organize, interface, and coordinate with various political, issue advocacy, labor and constituency groups across the country. You will serve as a primary relationship builder for the campaign. The ideal candidate should have political, labor or advocacy experience across a variety of progressive issues, and experience working in a fast-paced, team environment. This position reports to the Political Director and works closely with team Deputies.
- Manage portfolio of state outreach, including, but not limited to, state and local elected officials, party leaders, labor, community and issue advocacy leaders.
- Monitor local community events, flagging potential issues and opportunities to the Political team.
- Identifying social-media and solidarity opportunities in-state worth flagging for possible engagement and support
- Create reports and memos concerning proposed and ongoing outreach
- Work collaboratively with team members and leadership to improve the political program and provide feedback and lessons-learned. Participate in regular debriefs and actively seek out and share best practices.
- Actively build an organizational culture that is welcoming and inspiring and a working environment that is inclusive, equitable, safe, and respectful.
- Occasional travel
- Other duties as assigned.
- Previous experience working with organized labor, issue advocacy organizations, political programs or elected officials.
- Top-notch organizational skills, with the ability to manage and prioritize many incoming requests at once.
- Strong interpersonal communication skills. Ability to maintain a personable and friendly demeanor.
- Ability to interface with public organizations and individuals in a professional and disciplined manner.
- Strong understanding of the importance of confidentiality.
- Comfort working in a fast-paced environment, ability to navigate complex and nuanced situations and remain calm under pressure.
- Commitment to building strong relationships across race, gender, class, and other group identities. Understanding of and self-awareness around the intersections of race, gender, class and other identities, especially in regards to historically marginalized communities.
- Team player who values building warm, respectful relationships with colleagues, and can effectively collaborate with other staff members.
- Public speaking skills and experience.
- Experience building multiracial organizing efforts and prior training in equity and inclusion.
- Some understanding of policy making and how to assess stakeholder interest
Full Time employees are eligible for benefits, including health care, vision, and dental insurance; sick leave, paid time off, cell phone stipend, and more.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
This campaign is committed to advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in hiring, in programming, and in all other aspects of the work we do. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are deeply connected to our mission, our success, and to serving the American people. Some organizational priorities include:
- Building policies, procedures and services that uplift and protect everyone and do not lead to inequalities;
- Creating teams and relationships among staff, volunteers, and supporters that are reflective of the populations we serve;
- Increasing engagement of communities of color, women, those with disabilities, and all people historically shut out of electoral and caucus processes;
- Prioritizing the inclusion of diverse communities in internal leadership;
- Fostering a culture of open-mindedness, compassion, and inclusiveness;
- Creating and maintaining opportunities for engagement, education, and discourse related to issues of equity, diversity, and inclusion; and
- Changing the historical culture of inequity and exclusion pervasive in political campaigns.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The Campaign recruits, hires, trains, transfers, and promotes qualified candidates on the basis of individual merit and without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender expression or identity, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law.